FORMstudio has completely refitted this Loft apartment in a converted warehouse. The industrial character and scale had previously been lost beneath raised floors, lowered ceilings and partitions.
Storage, bathroom & utility functions are contained within a sharply-detailed block ‘parked’ in the corner of the now fully revealed Loft space, with a similarly detailed linear kitchen counter block. A concealed sliding wall allows the sleeping area to be enclosed if required. At the other end, a full width counter provides a work area for the photographer owner. In between are flexible zones for dining, relaxing and exercise.
Apart from the unfinished floorboards, all surfaces are finished in white, the crisp machine-made quality of the solid acrylic blocks setting them apart from the more hand-made and time-weathered surface textures of the original industrial building. Surface finishes within the service block are in dark grey, accenting the idea of a fruit or jewel-case-like object with a smooth exterior skin contrasting with a darker, sensual core.
Winner: Architzer A+ Award 2015 (Best Apartment); Don’t Move, Improve! Award 2013 (Best Home Design).
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Malcolm Crayton describes the influences behind our award-winning Bermondsey Warehouse loft project, and admires the quiet sophistication of Peter Zumthor and the spine-tingling magic of Fallingwater.To read the Q&A, see http://architizer.com/blog/a-q-a-form-design-archi...